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An adult with a disability may be discharged from the acute care setting where they received treatment or were quarantined for COVID-19 illness, but required additional lower-acuity care. In this case, they may transition to a temporary care setting prior to returning home, such as a nursing home, an alternate care site, or a hospital swing bed. Examples of promising practices for person-centered discharge planning using the CMIST Framework are outlined in the table below. This is not an exhaustive list of care coordination practices. It is unlikely that every consideration described below will apply to an individual’s discharge plan. For individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who use decision-making supports, the discharge planning process should include input from their support system. The applicable considerations and the individual’s specific needs should be communicated to the temporary care setting to which the individual is being transferred.
Your discharge planning process should…
…has limited English proficiency (LEP)
…is deaf, hard of hearing, or is unable to fully use verbal speech.
...is blind or vision impaired
…has one or more chronic conditions
…requires infection prevention measures
…requires nutrition services
…has a service animal
…has been separated from family or caregivers due to social distancing requirements
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